sides for lamb shanks - not potato based?

Made the lamb shank recipe from last week. Normally I would think to serve with risotto or a mashed potato type side because of the delicious sauce. However, my wife isn't eating rice, potatoes or pasta. Any suggestions?

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Randi
Randi October 20, 2014

Polenta/grits!

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seth10597
seth10597 October 20, 2014

I'm a big polenta fan - maybe that works. Was also thinking celery root puree or similar, but not sure. thanks!

Tarragon
Tarragon October 20, 2014

roasted butternut squash?

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inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen October 20, 2014

Is she avoiding carbs? I found this recipe for cauliflower"rice" that I'm planning to try soon:
http://www.paleocupboard.com/seasoned-cauliflower-rice.html

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Matilda Luk
Matilda Luk October 20, 2014

Mashed cauliflower? Or mashed squash?

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jamcook
jamcook October 20, 2014

Polenta or white beans cooked with herbs (lots of recipes out there) would also be good. Personally, when in doubt, I am always for potatoes, but that's just my own preference... Probably in my genes.

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boulangere
boulangere October 20, 2014

I heartily agree. White beans scented with an abundance of fresh rosemary and olive oil are very traditional.

savorthis
savorthis October 20, 2014

I agree on the polenta- and making a "fresh" version with real corn in it would be good. I also love a crisp salad with shaved fennel, orange and herbs with lamb shanks- it cuts through the fat nicely. You could also make chickpea "fries" like these: https://food52.com/recipes.... I had added sweet potato to mine, but you could do kabocha squash too.

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THE MATH CHEF
THE MATH CHEF October 20, 2014

Hi - I would do my Vivaldi's Four Seasons Salad - it would be a good counterpoint to the lamb shanks - https://food52.com/recipes...

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Molly Fuller
Molly Fuller October 20, 2014

Spaghetti squash!

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